Posted by Steve Holmes2 at 23:17 on 2013 Jun 01
Here’s a couple of images I took around the date of closest approach, plus one a bit later. The first two have Jupiter to the left, Venus to the right and Mercury on top. The first is on 26th May, the second is on 27th May – showing how fast Mercury and Venus move. The third one is on 31st May, with all three in a straight line (Mercury-Venus-Jupiter). In case you can’t find it, Jupiter is hiding in the very lowest patch of pink sky! (you’ll probably have to click on the image to see it)All images are to the same scale and were taken from precisely the same location, by the way.